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A genuinely enjoyable slab of Metal that could have been released any time in the last forty years.

The ghastly cover, featuring a grimacing cartoon of some sort of evil witch, did not put me in a positive frame of mind for Huntress' third release. Of course, you shouldn't judge an album by its cover (unless said cover has the word 'Beiber' anywhere on it) and it didn't take long for me to realize that Huntress are not only a Heavy Metal band, but that they are a bloody good Heavy Metal band at times.

The instant hook of Huntress is singer Jill Janus, who is not only very easy on the eye but also has a very powerful tenor voice that is controlled beautifully. As the music behind her rattles along like Judas Priest clubbing with Megadeth, her voice cuts through it like a razor.

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The album is a pretty basic Heavy Metal piece, but it has to be said that the vocals are what makes it better than some of its contemporaries, especially when combined with some of the better tracks. The only real disappointment is the title track, which is an eight minute Doomfest that drags like a dog with no legs. Apart from that, it's all high energy, guitar-filled, head-banging pile-driving material, so there's still nearly forty minutes of cool stuff if you, like me, aren't too keen on the "ploddier" Metal stuff.

As a fan of Rock music, it's hard for me not to enjoy 'Static', as it's an incredibly solid offering. There's nothing that really strikes me like a bolt from the blue, but when the album is on, the time goes by pretty fast (apart from the title track) and it's a genuinely enjoyable slab of Metal that could have been released any time in the last forty years and still be well appreciated.

Alan Holloway

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